The table below looks at the statistics for HTTP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HTTP over the 3 months to 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
Rank 32 39 45
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +6
Contract jobs citing HTTP 7 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.15% 1.20% 0.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.14% 5.26% 5.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
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£393 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.84% -2.94%
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £390 £363
% change year-on-year
-0.19% +7.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.25 £33.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -20.58%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
69 76 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 21.17% 22.89% 16.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 38 28
Average daily rate £330 £285 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £153 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £399 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.88% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 19 22
Average hourly rate £27.50 £39.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.48% -8.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £10.20 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £44.50 £49.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.88 £21.88 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +4.16%

HTTP
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing HTTP across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

HTTP Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

HTTP
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing HTTP across the Cambridge region.

HTTP Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

HTTP
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HTTP across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

HTTP Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

HTTP
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HTTP across the Cambridge region.

HTTP Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

HTTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing HTTP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited HTTP.

1 15 (93.75%) Python
2 14 (87.50%) Linux
3 12 (75.00%) TCP/IP
4 11 (68.75%) Software Engineering
4 11 (68.75%) Ubuntu
4 11 (68.75%) JSON
4 11 (68.75%) XML
4 11 (68.75%) Twisted
4 11 (68.75%) Jenkins
5 10 (62.50%) Docker
5 10 (62.50%) DevOps
5 10 (62.50%) RabbitMQ
5 10 (62.50%) Git (software)
5 10 (62.50%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (56.25%) Load Balancing
7 3 (18.75%) Web Services
7 3 (18.75%) QA
7 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (18.75%) AngularJS
8 2 (12.50%) Web Application Development
8 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
8 2 (12.50%) Selenium
8 2 (12.50%) RESTful
8 2 (12.50%) TDD
8 2 (12.50%) Internet
8 2 (12.50%) UNIX
8 2 (12.50%) MySQL
8 2 (12.50%) CSS
8 2 (12.50%) HTML
8 2 (12.50%) JavaScript

HTTP
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing HTTP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited HTTP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) Apache
1 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (75.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (12.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (62.50%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (12.50%) MySQL
3 1 (6.25%) SimpleDB
3 1 (6.25%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 11 (68.75%) Jenkins
2 10 (62.50%) Git (software)
3 2 (12.50%) Selenium
4 1 (6.25%) Maven
General
1 1 (6.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 12 (75.00%) Developer
2 10 (62.50%) Python Developer
3 8 (50.00%) Software Engineer
4 7 (43.75%) Software Developer
4 7 (43.75%) Python Software Engineer
5 3 (18.75%) Python Programmer
5 3 (18.75%) Programmer
6 2 (12.50%) QA Engineer
6 2 (12.50%) Senior QA Engineer
7 1 (6.25%) Software Programmer
7 1 (6.25%) UI Developer
7 1 (6.25%) UI Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (68.75%) XML
1 11 (68.75%) JSON
1 11 (68.75%) Twisted
2 10 (62.50%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (18.75%) Web Services
3 3 (18.75%) AngularJS
4 2 (12.50%) RESTful
4 2 (12.50%) HTML
4 2 (12.50%) CSS
5 1 (6.25%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Smart Meter
1 1 (6.25%) Inversion of Control
1 1 (6.25%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 14 (87.50%) Linux
2 11 (68.75%) Ubuntu
3 2 (12.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Software Engineering
2 10 (62.50%) DevOps
3 9 (56.25%) Load Balancing
4 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (12.50%) TDD
5 2 (12.50%) Web Application Development
5 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
6 1 (6.25%) Functional Programming
6 1 (6.25%) DRM
6 1 (6.25%) Load Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Unit Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Test Scripting
6 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 15 (93.75%) Python
2 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.25%) Perl
3 1 (6.25%) Erlang
3 1 (6.25%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) QA
System Software
1 10 (62.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Puppet
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